RECEPTION

Biology

RECEPTION, RESPONSES AND CO¬ORDINATION IN ANIMALS

RECEPTION, RESPONSES AND CO¬ORDINATION IN ANIMALS.
The nervous and endocrine systems (together known as the neuro-endocrine system) act as a co-coordinating system.
They linking the receptors to the effectors and regulating their activities.

Receptors

Receptors are cells that detect or receive stimuli.
They may be scattered more uniformly all over the body surface e.g. receptors for pain, touch, temperature; or they may be located in a special sense organ e.g. receptors for light, sound, taste and smell.

Biology

RECEPTION, RESPONSE AND CO-ORDINATION IN PLANTS

RECEPTION, RESPONSE AND CO-ORDINATION IN PLANTS.

Introduction

The structures involved in detecting the changes may be located far away from the ones that respond.
There is need for a communication system within the body.
The nervous system and the endocrine system perform this function, i.e. linking the parts of the body that detect changes to those that respond to them.